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Pseudobombax Elipticum in Antique Stone Garlic Mortar

Sale price$190.00

****Actual size and shape may vary****

Pseudobombax ellipticum, commonly known as the Shaving Brush Tree, is a unique and striking plant that is relatively easy to care for if its specific needs are met. 

- Sunlight: Provide bright, indirect light. The plant can tolerate some direct sunlight but avoid intense midday sun to prevent leaf scorch.
- Indoor Placement: Place near a south or west-facing window where it can receive filtered sunlight. If natural light is insufficient, supplement with a grow light.

- Watering Schedule: During the growing season (spring and summer), water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry. Reduce watering significantly in the dormant season (fall and winter) to prevent root rot.
- Watering Method: Water deeply until all of the soil is fully saturated, ensuring thorough moisture distribution. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Temperature and Humidity
- Temperature: Pseudobombax ellipticum thrives in warm temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). Protect from temperatures below 50°F (10°C).
- Humidity: Average household humidity is sufficient. The plant is tolerant of low humidity but can benefit from occasional misting in very dry environments.

- Feeding Schedule: During the growing season, feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half-strength every 4-6 weeks.
- Type of Fertilizer: Use a fertilizer formulated for trees or general houseplants for optimal growth.

Pruning and Training
- Pruning: Minimal pruning is required. Remove any dead or yellowing leaves to maintain plant health. Prune to shape the tree if necessary.
- Training: The tree can be trained to grow in a particular shape or direction if desired, but typically grows well without much intervention.

Pests and Diseases
- Common Pests: Watch for aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
- Diseases: Overwatering can lead to root rot. Ensure proper watering practices and good air circulation around the plant.

- Dormant Period: Pseudobombax ellipticum has a natural dormancy period in fall and winter. Reduce watering and cease fertilization during this time.
- Signs of Dormancy: The plant may drop some leaves and growth will slow down significantly.

By following these care guidelines, your Pseudobombax ellipticum should thrive and bring a unique aesthetic to your plant collection. Remember, the key to success with this plant is to mimic its natural environment as closely as possible.

Antique Stone Garlic Mortar

****Actual colors may vary****

Approximately 5.75"W x 5.75"D x 5"H (Inside Diameter 3.75") - China - Stone

This stone mortar beauty is hand chiseled from a single block of limestone. The natural texture and weathered appearance only add to your environment. Typically used to pulverize fresh garlic or grind herbs and spices, you can now repurpose this as a small planter or place it as a decorative object on a shelf or niche.

Pseudobombax Elipticum in Antique Stone Garlic Mortar
Pseudobombax Elipticum in Antique Stone Garlic Mortar Sale price$190.00